Benefit fraud occurs when we are not told:

  • the correct income of the household
  • the correct amount of savings and capital in the household
  • if a partner, or other adults (over 18 years old) live in the same property
  • if they own another property or land
  • if they have moved and continue to accept housing benefit payments
  • the person pretends to rent a property which they actually own
  • the person pretends to be paying more rent than they actually are
  • the landlord fails to tell us their tenant has moved and still accepts housing benefit payments for them

To report suspected benefit fraud and help us catch benefits cheats, please report it using one of the following methods:

Telephone0800 854 440

National Benefit Fraud Hotline
PO Box 224